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are down. dozens in san francisco alone. and abc 7 news is live in the city tonight with a story and some remarkable pictures. >> this is a big storm, part of this fell over here. you can see, this must have been a big storm. part of the tree fell. the brampbls as you can see many of them fell. when we come back, i'm going to tell you who is going to be paying for it. talk about a rude awakening. a 100 foot tree crashed on to the house in san francisco russian hill neighborhood. one part of the tree speared through the9u'Ñ couple bedroom. >> we woke up.osarç and thanksayp the loord we're e to talk to you about it. >> the main trunk fell into the backyard. the department of public works maintains and is responsible for about 40,000 neighborhood true autos we had a dozen trees coming down in san francisco. different neighborhoods. >> this black acacia fell on a prius. it happened on 25th avenue and lake street. it take a look this crew less than 20 minutes to cut it down. >> roof gets saturated. nature making a course after that. >> and that star as i told you before, a camery was totall
. this is san francisco vernal heights neighborhood where a fallen cypress pretree damaged several fences. it will take time to remove the logs. this weekend's storm topple aid number of trees in other neighborhoods. >> it's not the roots failing. it's the roots ability to hold on to soil. so tree rotates in the soil. and falls over. >> christopher was busy today responding to calls from homeowners. golden gate park had a share of falling trees crews worked to remove those, some of the larger branches had not yet been cleared. pan handle had a lot of debris, and mud making it challenging. >> it's slipping. fear of slipping is worse than reality. >> four roads were close forward safety reasons. we found this washout just above speedway meadows. several water and electrical pipes were exposed but officials say the damage to golden gate park was limited. >> this is good for the earth. it's ert fiz -- fertilizer. as long as know one gets hurt when they fall down. >> and the cost is up to $2000 i'm told and i tell you residents should probably play the lottery. in san francisco, abc 7 news. wi
guns off the street. 300 in oakland, 300 in san francisco. held on saturday nights just hours after the nas masa ker. >> we want to continue partnership in these groups on the heels of what took place friday shows the community very concerned about vishlgs people beginning to take action to reduce violence in this city. >> oakland mayor says she's hoping to hold another buy back soon because many people showed up on saturday, they ran out of money. >> there was just enough rain z÷ umbrellas open and puddle dodging going on near union square this afternoon. sandhya patel is here now to let us know. >> i would hang onto it. live doppler 7 hd showing you we do have showers left, really host of these winding down. there is mountain view area is just starting to wind down. now, into5u route 88 and 4. 80 not requiring controls, winter storm warning is going until midnight tonight. so just keep that in mind. couple more inches expected so xm inches have fallen. and there will be more coming. so more storms dmu this week. when will you need umbrellas? what will christmas eve look like? >>
is believed to have come in contact with atkinson. she was found on a san francisco muni train alone, and scared. the police would not say how she ended up in san francisco, and where she was during the time she went missing. the police chief would only say this. >>. >> this is one of the most sickening cases i've seen in my career, someone, as mr. atkinson can take advantage of someone of this stature. >> we're told the girl is no longer staying at that group home, police say gary atkinson arrested near the same station where the girl disappeared. police say they used surveillance video and the help of the community to track him down. police say the young girl is recovering at home. >> a man and woman from morgan hill are facing five felony counts in what police say is a kidnapping and assault of a handy man. the sheriff's zeptz the 50-year-old was held for about seven hours, forced to perform work under threat of death. the 36-year-old and 33-year-old were arrested yesterday in san jose after the man escaped. >> san francisco supervisors have just approved a ban on public nudity. w
have live team coverage on the storm aftermath in san francisco and the north bay. but first let's check in with meteorologist leigh glaser. we're in the clear now, right? >> leigh: we are but what a morning it has been across the bay area. golden gate bridge this morning, recording wind gusts up to 60-miles-an-hour this morning, and the heavy rain that moved through the bay area earlier in the day. live doppler 7hd, signaling pretty much all clear across the bay area. still picking up just a few lingering showers from gilroy down into -- heading into the central valley. looks like we will get chance to dry out tonight. here is a look at that cold front. boom. just moves through. over the golden gate bridge, 7:00. you can see the clearing behind it. well enjoy some clearing tonight. rainfall, the last 4 hours, -- 24 hours, clearly this is a north bay storm. over two inches in santa rosa, over one inch petaluma. lesser amounts towards the south bay. i do want to tell you that all of the flood warnings issued for the napa and russian river have been cancelled. our wind advisory and
clearing the way with a merger with u.s. airway autos san francisco school officials invited america's toughest p1Ñ wria letter after denying them a chance to speak to their class in person. the sheriff happens to be in san francisco for a conference. he received a bundle of letters written in spanish from students that criticized his aggressive enforcement of immigration laws in phoenix. >> and i'm concerned about parents giving the wrong message to their kids. and even teacher asks schools. because this class had to be controlled by a teacher. >> arpio gained fame for making inmates wear pink under wear. >> fox con, parts supplier for apple is considering a u.s. expansion now that apple ceo said it will begin manufacturing products here in the united states. and housing employees and dorms have been working for unbearly long hours and apple has not revealed which products will be made in the united states. >> listen to this. local researchers find a gene that could lead to a pill this-to-fight fat. >> and a judge decides whether golfers can still tee off on a golf course at the je
. the district attorney will decide if charges will be filed against the dog owners. >> san francisco police officer post aid controversial video on his facebook page that has his bosses taking a second look. we are live from the hall of justice. what is this all about? carolyn? >> well, video posted on a facebook page, identified as belonging to sfpd sargeant carl t. he changed his last time to tannenbaum, from, tannenbaum, rather. you can see the driver hands are on the wheel, racing through the broadway tunnel. the joyride starts at the entrance on larken and ends in chinatown. posted limit is 35 miles per hour. our abc 7 news crew drove that in 40 seconds. we timed the video posted on the web site which showed officers wild ride took 16 seconds. the sargeant facebook page had a quote, 100 miles per hour in the lambo, naming 10 passengers saying about them, and the car, quote, it's roomier than you think. plus we were all drunk. now, head of the police officer association says he has no confirmation and he's not sure how this will be handled. >> never seen anything like this. of course we
like an old gray camry. >> a san francisco police officer who posted a controversial video, saying he took a high-speed drunken ride is being investigated. the police chief did not like what he saw in the video. carolyn tyler is live at the hall of justice. harsh words from the officer. >> reporter: that's right. the police chief knows the officer in question very well. me and sergeant carl "t" attended the academy together. they have served on the force for more than 30 years am but now, sergeant "t" has been taken off the streets because of what the chief calls poor judgment. >> obviously, it's just beyond irresponsible and dumb. >> reporter: the san francisco police chief is want mincing words about the officer whose online video has created the latest scandal for the department. the video was found on his facebook page. sergeant "t," bragging about a high-speed drunken joyride with friends in a lamborghini in the tunnel. 100 miles per hour in the lambo, roomier than you would think and plus, we were all drunk. sergeant tnchs is no longer on dutiy and was transferred to a desk job
at st. mary's cathedral in san francisco. >> today seemed to be the kind of day when parents wanted to be very close to their children, especially at places of worship like here. here they played for the victims of newtown but also for the safety of their open -- own children. reporter: new at the cathedral, monsignor offered prayers for the victims of new tiewn and was joined by many parishioners. >> today is a day to pray, especially for all those people. that were massacred and for their families. reporter: even a special prayer written for the victims. he is the pastor of st. mary's and says people have come to mass not just to pray but to try to make some sense of the evil that occurred. >> and seeking to find constance nation the promise and hope of a god who feels with us and longs to help us. reporter: at glide memorial church, the church did what it does best, helped the congregation celebrate life while recovering from the sorrow of the tragedy. for rev reps cecil women's the church was filled to standing room only and says the response is incredible. >> never seen somethi
already. san francisco 51. oakland, 56. 51 in mountain view. 49 in san jose and los gatos. here's a look at our forecast. we will go with some more cold temperatures overnight. definitely get ready for inland frost. clouds and a little cool for our new year's eve. just a few patchy clouds out there. no reason in the accuweather forecast. most of the rain will stay off the coast and then we'll bring on the sunshine for the first day of the new year on tuesday. you can see the closeup satellite, we're clear inland. a few high clouds from north to south thanks to a strong jet stream, and also cold northerly winds. so these winds should die down tonight, giving way to cold temperatures, temperatures north and east bay locations, hovering near the freezing mark, even dropping below that in accept rosa, so 30-degree thrvmentz 43 in san francisco, 39 in recommend. oak learned 38. palo alto, 36. san jose, 35. livermore, down to 29 degrees. if you have any sensitive plants, you may want to cover them, bring them in, and don't forget about the pets. here's the setup for at least the first part of
were targeted. we spoke with san francisco firefighters about it today. sergio quintana is in the newsroom. no doubt they are stunned. >> reporter: absolutely. when two firefighters are killed on christmas eve, that is tragedy but new york investigators and first responders across the country are especially shocked because police believe the shooter may have settle a house on fire to lure emergency teams into a trap. firefighters responded to the early morning blaze and were almost immediately shot at. >> there was a car and house that was engulfed in flames probably set by him that lay in wait and then shot first responders. >> two prior to men were killed and two others were pinned down by gunfire. they had to withdraw from their fire fighting effort and blaze spread to six other homes. here in san francisco, firefighters were part of the toy drive. these are fill fellow first responders were targeted. >> it's a sad day that firefighters are killed in the line of duty. it's shocking and it's tragic. >> fire crews across the bay area often have to coordinate with local
put san francisco on course to top last year's fatalities. the deadly accident happened on beal and market streets on the day the city kicked off a program. program. rsty live from the scene for us. a man in his 40s was struck and killed with a pickup and authorities say it happened about 2:30 this afternoon. police do not know if the victim was in a crosswalk at the time. people who saw the accident upset and know the district can be a dangerous place if you're on foot. >> this is careful here. you can start running over people. you know? going fast. >> something like this happened to a friend of mine many years ago. i just kept thinking how we're always rushing about for the holidays and i'm trying to encourage people to slow down, be present. be safe. >> in 2011, did 17 pedestrians were struck, so far this year. 17 pedestrians have been killed in action. the district attorney announced that a new campaign would be kicked off called don't rush. urging to drive with caution during the holidays. >> thank you. >> police are investigating yet another incident. a
to discovering life saving >>> police in san francisco alerting residents in the mission district about a registered sexual offender in their neighborhood. a 53-year-old was released this month, served 24 years for a number of sexual assaults against children. police now say he's living in the mission district apartment, sim yonz has been convicted of several offenses dating back to 1982. >> homeland security launched a search for a woman producing child pornography. take a look at the photos obtained by the department. this woman is accused of producing a video which she engages in sexual condwukt a four to five-year-old victim shechl wears this ring, investigate investigators say danish police down loaded this from the internet. >> research found antibiotics used to treat bronchitis failed to aleave symptoms finding they were likely to lead to side affects including nausea or rashes. researchers say antibiotics are effective against knew moana. once ruled out antibiotics not likely to help with brompk kitis. the green glow is not only visible to researchers, also measurable. a brighte
and laura moved from san francisco. >> reasonable shopping around. good stuff. lots of kids in the neighborhood. lots of people walking their dogs. so, this fits nice. reporter: nice or not, laurel admits she does not venture out at night. winkler likes the name nob expe is selling this home for $849,000. >> didn't think of it as name change, sort of as a creation of a district or a -- getting anite. reporter: the area has been known as the golden gate district, or just north oakland, to residents for years. kelly is a partner in the cupsake shop in oakland. >> i don't really think it needs to change. the neighborhood can grow and the name can stay the same. >> residents who say they're willing to fight this name change and there's no telling how long this name will stick around. abc-7 news. >> ama: a triple homicide suspect in a shooting at an indian reservation has died of getting into a gunfight with officers. seven people were shoot at the indian reservation about 50 miles north of bakersfield. three people died and four others were wounded, including the suspect's two y
's how residents from pacifica to san francisco deal with it. reporter: a strong and steady form on the sea walls of pacifica, making for treacherous conditions on the water. crabbers were immediately disappointed to find the gate the pier closed. >> my buddy and i thought we'd go crabbing, unfortunately they're not ready for us. >> and wind gusts as high as 48 miles-per-hour and a stinging hard rain didn't stop locals from taking their daily walks. >> we sort of wait and look out and see if it isn't raining so hard. then we go out when it's not raining very hard. >> have the whole pier to ourselves and the boardwalk, and we wouldn't have it any other way. >> a little to the north, not an unusual sight. the great highway's southbound lanes closed because of flooding. >> but a different reason for the closure of the northbound lanes. this broken traffic signal, dangerously dangling over the great highway. reporter: the san francisco police department blocked off the highway for two miles, and watched crews repair the light from the comfort of their patrol cars. >> it's a beautiful
'll be streaming that special report live for you at abc 7 news.com. >> join us for that. san francisco mayor ed lee is throwing his support behind two measures designed to tighten san francisco's gun laws. the first banning certain types of ann ammunition. the second would require stores to report to police any ammunition sale of 500 rounds or more saying it's not only inspired by the massacre in connecticut but deadly gun violence happening san francisco. >> assault weapons and types of things we've seen in the hands of people who are doing evil or can do evil have no place. >> this is expected to be brought about the brth board next month. >> the connecticut shooting is not just focusing the nation's attention on gun control, but also, mental health issues what could put california on the spotlight. the state senate president protem urged the obama administration to emulate a law that raised income taxes on the wealthy to expand mental health prevention and intervention service autos expanding on college campuses and suicide prevention hot lines. and investing in support of housing. >> sks as
police here in the bay area try as best they can to prepare. in case abc 7 news is live in san francisco tonight with that part of the coverage. vic? >> of course, it's been a difficult day for all12z school administrators and teachers here in san francisco. officers contacted schools in zroikts ask if they need additional help.@çaasóó] wwçó teachers here have been trained on how to address, trained teachers on how to address students when asking about these violent incidents. that was pretty much the same protocol them. say they have drills in place. since the massacre, schools have been handing drills with police. simulating shootings. all with a goal of preparing teachers, staff and students for unthinkable. it's taught schools to toughen security, re-examining how to respond to violence.é1 ÷ san francisco school chief says every campus now has a safety plan and a crisis man yule. >> it has multiple scenarios from intrude dwrorz gas leaks to electrical leaks to evacuations and schools practice the safety plans regularly. >> he and other school officials we spoke with won't sha
in san francisco castro zriblgt. a man with a knife was in a standoff today. sky 7 was above the scene where police responded to reports of a threatening man he locked him snefl a gas station office. employees locked themselves in a bathroom. took about an hour and a half and the man was arrested and is undergoing a mental health evaluation. >> felony animal cruelty charges today who decap tated an exotic bird in las vegas. they face torture and cruelty charges for killing the animal in october of last year. prosecutors say the two were laughing and throwing around the body of the 14-year-old dead flamingo. the men have been released and will be arraigned on february 11th. >> city workers in san rafael taking advantage of the dry spell to clean up before the next storm hits. they're clearing leaves and debris this, is what street runnoff ends up when it rains. department of public works has to keep this clear. to prevent flooding. >> wednesday, thursday, another system coming in this, is giving us an opportunity to catch up and clean the city storm drain system. >> public works has had
in all directions. crews in san francisco shut down a two mile section of the road this week. this is because of flooding this, is video from last weekend wh. pounding rind, and rain, nearly brought down a traffic light. the road has seen showers, causing it to flood this, afternooná!oÑ, public works announced it's drying up tonight. northbound and southbound lanes. rains have taken a toll on a popular hiking trail north of baker beach. big yellow signs have gone up on the coastal trail. that run as long the pacific crews will be shoring up the cliff. it's been pounded by a string of winter storms. hikers being urged to use bikers to butterflies trail. >> authorities in the east bay are looking for a second suspect who escaped from a deadly police chase when officers tried to pull over the driver of a bmw for speeding. the driver took off. the bmw smashed into a lincoln town car. a woman in her 20s was killed. two more people taken to the hospital. the driver and a passenger took off, police trakd down the driver, a 38-year-old. they have not said why he drove off in the fi
county. santa rosa six and a half inches. san francisco, two inches. san jose receiving an inch and a third. you can see towards livermore almost two inches of rain, nobody escaping the rain or the wind. winds were gusty here golden gate bridge, 60 miles per hour. 11 p.m. saturday night, stormiest weather north. as you're sleeping early morning hours 5:00 a.m. sunday, north bay getting pounded with heavy wind and rain. it shifts across the bay area, then really continues into the south and east bay. santa cruz mountains at 9:00 a.m. we have radar on mount st. helena. i'll be back to tell but a high surf advisory. how much rain and with we might get a break. >> thank you. >> the storm made for a washout in wine country. several inches of rain there. laura anthony joins us life things have improved but this is one of the trouble spots. one of the first to flood in this area. heavy rains move into petaluma that is what happened this morning. and overnight, into the north bay. willow brook creek began to overrun banks. think of this as a water way because it was so low this week. he
. >>> a san francisco woman charged with killing a pedestrian during a hilt and run was studying to be a police officer. she was arraigned today, and is charged with du. ai. and gross gros vehicular manslaughter. she hit four pedestrians and kept driving. a woman died the scene. she must have an alcohol detecting device on her body and not drive if she makes bail. >> the health of former president george hw bush is a big concern tonight. he has been moved to intensive care unit. he has been fighting a high fever taking a turn for the worst. mr. bush was taken to icu on sunday night. he was admitted last mop with a brompk kitis-like cough that has not gone away. >> the country retailers found holiday shopping season wasn't as rosie as they hoped. sales were up just a tiny, disappointing 0.7% compared to last year. david louie is live tonight. how bad is that number? >> well, dan that, is the smallest increase in spending in four years. now, when there is a retraction that can have implications for the overall economy. the last minute discounts and deals gave impression of a frenzy
the couple in the middle of brusselses street. the male victim died in san francisco general hospital. a source tells us suspects were brought in to the hall of justice yesterday after investigators received leads from the public. they were later arrested in a house in the early morning hours. police spokesman says everyone involved knew each other. >> there was an extensive relationship between the victims and the suspect in this case. i cannot get into details about the relationship. >> investigators are still looking at a motive. a source tells us the female victim was known to be they're trying to find out if victims were from out of town. so that is one issue, one motive that they are looking at. issues involved with prostitution among many others. we know now, tonight that the male victim, a 26-year-old was shot, he was also beaten with a blunt instrument. and the female teen-aged vil victim was beaten but was not shot. yesterday, doctors told us she had life threatening injuries today. they're telling us she's likely to survive. abc 7 news. and after being run over by
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